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June 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Lemon Squeezer – Harriman State Park, NY - 6/27/10

The Lemon Squeezer is a rock formation on the Appalachian Trail in Harriman State Park, NY. It's a really interesting and fun section of the trail: The AT goes through an opening created by rocks, then you need to squeeze through a narrow section about 8-10' long. After the Squeezer, you can scramble up a rock face, or you skirt off to the left and follow the "easy way" sign.…



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Added by njHiking.com on June 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ramapo Mountain State Forest - Van Slyke Castle ruins

Sunday, June 27, 2010



It was a hot day for a hike, but I'd been wanting to explore this area plus, there were a few caches to find nearby. Unfortunately the directions on the njhiking page were incorrect. It is NOT exit 55 off of 287. It's exit 57. Somehow we managed to find the upper parking lot and hiked from there. We did the yellow trail (Hoeferlin Memorial) from the upper parking to the blue trail. Then picked up the white trail (Castle Point). A nice area to hike in....water… Continue

Added by Jennifer on June 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Norvin Green - Torne Mountain and Osio Rock

The views just didn't stop on this hike... Hewitt-Butler trail follows along the ridge so there are views almost the whole way. Gorgeous.



There are 360 degree views from Osio Rock (too hot-n-hazy to see NYC today), and we assume most people turn around here. We had intended to as well, and go back to Otter Hole to add in a loop from the main part of Norvin, but changed our mind and decided that since the trail goes off the map edge with the notation "To Camp Vacamas, 1 Mile"....…

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Added by njHiking.com on June 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Turkey Mountain

Only had time for a short hike this weekend, so we headed to Turkey Mountain. This is located across the road from Pyramid Mountain in Boonton, NJ. Turkey Mountain has some nice hiking, but most people tend to head over to Pyramid for Tripod Rock and Bear Rock etc. Pyramid and Turkey offer easy access to decent hiking, and is also a great place for beginners.



5.4 miles, moderate, minimal elevation gain. 4… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on June 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mahlon Dickerson - Headley Overlook

It was Memorial Day so we wanted to head away from the traffic and the beach. We thought we were taking a gamble going to Mahlon, as there are campgrounds there, but we only saw a handful of people.

The first part of this route has a view point at Headley Overlook of Lake Hopatacong and lots of greenery towards the east. The view is nice but somewhat limited and not as grand as some viewpoints in the state - but worth checking out anyway. The Pine Swamp loop has no views but is nice, easy… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on June 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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